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2018  Activities

NedsLads Term 4

Welcome back to school for all your children as we enter Term 4 of the school year.

For all those Fathers I hope you had a great Fathers day last term.

As mentioned in my last email after our Day at AQWA, we have decided not to hold an event this term for the children.
It is a busy term for your kids and we thought it best to not organise another big event to fit in the calendar.

One of the Dads from school, Richard Tucker, has kindly volunteered to organise a Dads only event to give a chance for you to meet some other Dads in a fun environment.
These are always great fun and although a lot of Fathers find it easy to opt out, those that make the effort always tell me they got to meet some amazing Dads.

The winner will have their name engraved on the NedsLads Cup.
Previous winners Kendrick Ling & Greg Breen

The Big Events

1. NedsLads Mini Golf Challenge
What : Indoor Mini Golf
Where : Holey Moley 53 Lake St Northbridge
When : Thursday 25 October 2018
Arrive : 6.30 PM
Finish : Approx 9.00 PM
Cost : $30 per person
Includes : 9 Holes of Mini golf and Pizza.
Bar available to purchase drinks.
First drink is included.

Click on the following trybooking link to book

Come on lads.
Join in, bring another Dad from school if you need support and get involved.
This event is limited to the first 20 people so be quick.

2. The Fathering Project Campout

The Fathering Project which runs Fathering Groups in over 100 schools in WA are having their annual Campout on Subiaco Oval.

See details below
When was the last time you took time out, unplugged from modern technology and spent quality time with your child?
As part of The Fathering Project, The Big Camp Out offers fathers the chance to spend quality one-on-one time with their child in a unique camp out experience at Domain Stadium. Be one of the last people to use the oval in this HISTORIC event!
The event is designed for fathers/father figures and kids aged 5 - 12 years to offer a unique camping opportunity. Participants are encouraged to bring along their favourite activities and games to play, as you would on a traditional camping adventure.
A BBQ style dinner and sumptuous breakfast  will be provided during the event.
The event runs from 3pm on Saturday 10th November to 12 noon Sunday 11th November. There will be a range of fun activities co-ordinated by OutdoorsWA on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Fathers and children are encouraged to work together to prepare their camping equipment and board games (for Saturday night).
For full details go to The Big Camp Out website.

Click on the link below
The Big Camp Out

I went with my son last year and it was amazing fun!
We made parachutes, attached to a basket with an egg, and launched them from the third tier of Subiaco. We made toy helicopters, created rockets from pvc piping, did Zumba, had egg and spoon races and threw frisbees. We kicked footballs through the goals and made kites and flew them around Subiaco Oval.

I encourage you to sign up and join me this year at this unique event.
You will create a lasting impression on your children.
Final Note

This is the last NedsLads event for the year and I will be handing over to Todd Grover and the committee next year.

Thank you to the following lads that have agreed to help run events next year

Tim Smart
Richard Tucker
Paul Schmeide
Simon Hoy
Martin Hay
Frank Loughton
Caleb Jones
Angus Argyle

If I have forgotten anyone or if you would like to be involved next year please email
The more people the less that needs to be done.

NedsLads needs your support to continue to run great events for the Fathers/Father Figures of Nedlands Primary School

Enjoy spending time with your kids this term and continue to be great male role models for your children.

Steve Kerr, NedsLads Coordinator

Fun Fun Fun!

The fourth NedsLads Campout attracted over 115 Fathers and about 200 children who camped, played, socialised and danced the night away.
Many declared it the best NedsLads Campout yet and the event ran very smoothly, if not a little windy.

Zoo Adventure  -    Sunday 17 June

What a Perfect Day for some Zoo Fun!
For the second year in a row NedsLads was blessed with a sunny winter day at the Perth Zoo.
We had 130 people including Dads, Granddads and other Father figures bring their Nedlands PS children along to an afternoon of fun at the zoo.

Once the hotdogs, drinks and icecreams were taken care of the children were ready to see some animals up close and run around the zoo with their Fathers/Father figures.
They were challenged to find answers to a number of questions and bring back pictures in an amazing race style adventure and score the maximum points.

  Can you reach as far as a Gibbon?

It was a really enjoyable day.
The children spent time with the best male role models to help shape their future and the Fathers/Father Figures had some valuable fun with their fantastic children.

Thanks to all the Dads who assisted on the day and a special thanks to Todd Grover who helped organise the event.

This is my last year and I would love to see more Dads jump on board and help organise these worthwhile events. We always have a good laugh and a real sense of achievement.
Let me know if you want to be on the Champion Dad Committee and be a part of the Nedlands community.